Great opening story line about, I was right, a European immigrant (Bosnian, I think) arriving via ship to Liberty City to hit the jackpot with his big-shot cousin who owns a mansion. Or so he thinks, based on the letters his cousin sent.
As we all know, cousins be lying. In reality, his cousin Roman lives in a shit-hole and works as a taxi dispatch.
What's a brother to do? Well, if you're me, you get nabbed by the cops twice in the first 5 minutes after bullying the locals (they don't go down so easy).
Then I drove Roman around a bit (and saved him from some loan shark thugs). I finished my early morning off with a date to the bowling alley with Michelle.
I didn't hop online for the multi-player yet. It generally takes me a bit to get acclimated to the controls, and I didn't want to be a walking target for legitimate nerds who are actually good at gaming.